Category Archives: Sensitivity & feedbacks

Lessons from the ‘Irreducibly Simple’ kerfuffle

by Rud Istvan

UPDATE:  Response from Christopher Monckton

The Monckton, Soon, Legates, and Briggs paper “Why models run hot, results from an irreducibly simple climate model” appeared in the January 2015 Science Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Hereinafter MSLB.

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On determination of tropical feedbacks

by Greg Goodman

Satellite data for the period surrounding the Mt Pinatubo eruption in 1991 provide a means of estimating the scale of the volcanic forcing in the tropics. A simple relaxation model is used to examine how temporal evolution of the climate response will differ from the that of the radiative forcing.

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Back from the twitter twilight zone: Responses to my WSJ op-ed

by Judith Curry

I’ve just returned from China, the first thing I did in the U.S. airport on my layover back to Atlanta was to check twitter.

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My WSJ op-ed: Global warming statistical meltdown

by Judith Curry

I was invited to submit an op-ed regarding the recent Lewis/Curry paper on climate sensitivity.  Continue reading

Lewis and Curry: Climate sensitivity uncertainty

by Judith Curry

Our new paper on climate sensitivity is now published.

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The Astonishing Math of Michael Ghil’s Climate Sensitivity

by Robert Ellison

Climate sensitivity is large in the vicinity of tipping points but moderate otherwise.

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Mechanisms for Warming of the Oceans

by Donald Rapp

This paper describes a model that uses the basics of heat transfer to demonstrate than an increase in downwelling infrared radiation associated with increased CO2 reduces heat loss from the mixed layer of the ocean, causing the ocean to warm.

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